Understanding the Laws That Govern: Police and the Use of Force

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Understanding the Laws That Govern: Police and the Use of Force

Join the Constitutional Rights Foundation and Share My Lesson for a webinar on Police and the Use of Force.


Few issues have the potential for more controversy and the generation of negative police-community relations than those surrounding allegations of excessive force or brutality. The proliferation of easy-to-use smartphone-cameras, too, has publicized numerous encounters between everyday citizens and police, including police-involved shootings. For these reasons, it is important that all citizens, and young people in particular, understand the laws that govern use of force and are able to distinguish, on an informed and reasonable basis, between its legitimate and illegitimate uses. This presentation focuses on the issue of police use of force in field situations with resources on conducting an informed discussion and role-play classroom activity on the laws and rules affecting the types and level of force.


Available for one-hour of PD credit.

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